Christmas and New Year services 2020/21

Its been a year like no other and with restrictions and social distancing still in place the Christmas and New Year period will also be different but despite that there will still be services in operation across the various operating tramway and light rail systems in the British Isles and as always we bring you this one stop guide to see what service will be running on your local system. It’s a fairly standard picture (without late night services) although frequencies may be down on previous years. Now includes Stagecoach Supertram which I somehow forgot before!

Blackpool Tramway

Monday 21st to Wednesday 23rd December: Saturday timetable

Thursday 24th December: Saturday timetable with early end (last tram from Starr Gate at 2015 and from Fleetwood Ferry at 2115)

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: No service

Sunday 27th December: Normal Sunday timetable

Monday 28th December to Wednesday 30th December: Saturday timetable

Thursday 31st December: Saturday timetable with early end (last tram from Starr Gate at 2015 and from Fleetwood Ferry at 2115)

Friday 1st January 2021: No service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

Docklands Light Railway

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Saturday service with last trains from 2200

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Special service from 0830 with last trains at Public Holiday times

Sunday 27th December: Normal service

Monday 28th December: Bank Holiday service

Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th December: Saturday service

Thursday 31st December: Saturday service. There will no trains through the night.

Friday 1st January 2021: Bank Holiday service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

There will no overnight service on New Years Eve this year

Edinburgh Trams

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Services at least every 15 minutes starting and ending at normal times

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December to Wednesday 30th December: Services at least every 15 minutes starting and ending at normal times

Thursday 31st December: Services at least every 15 minutes with the final service from the Airport to York Place at 2248 and from York Place to the Airport at 2330

Friday 1st January to Monday 4th January 2021: Services at least every 15 minutes starting and ending at normal times

Normal timetables resume from Tuesday 5th January 2021

There will be no free overnight trams on New Years Eve this year

London Tramlink

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Saturday service with reduced service from 2000 and last trams at usual Saturday times

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Sunday service

Sunday 27th December: Normal service

Monday 28th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th December: Saturday service with reduced service from 2000 and last trams at usual Saturday times

Thursday 31st December: Saturday service. There will be no trams through the night.

Friday 1st January 2021: Sunday service

Saturday 2nd January 2021: Saturday service with reduced service from 2000 and last trams at usual Saturday times

Normal timetables resume from Sunday 3rd January 2021

There will be no overnight service on New Years Eve this year

Luas

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Services will end at 2000

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Sunday frequency between 0900 and 2330

Sunday 27th December: Normal timetable

Monday 28th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 29th December to Thursday 31st December: Saturday service

Friday 1st January 2021: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

There will be no Night Luas services running this year

Manchester Metrolink

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Normal service with last trams at approximately 2000

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Sunday service

Sunday 27th December: Normal service

Monday 28th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 29th December to Thursday 31st December: Normal service

Friday 1st January 2021: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

Nottingham Express Transit

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Normal service

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Sunday service

Sunday 27th December: Normal service

Monday 28th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 29th December to Wednesday 30th December: Normal service

Thursday 31st December: Normal service

Friday 1st January 2021: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

Stagecoach Supertram

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Saturday timetable with early finish between 1900 and 2000

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Special service will run every 20 minutes from 0630 to 2100 from Halfway to Meadowhall via Cathedral and Middlewood to Meadowhall. No trams will run to Herdings Park, Malin Bridge or Rotherham Parkgate.

Sunday 27th December: Normal service

Monday 28th December to Wednesday 30th December: Saturday service

Thursday 31st December: Saturday timetable with early finish between 1900 and 2000

Friday 1st January: Special service will run between 0800 and 1830 from Meadowhall to Middlewood, Halfway to Cathedral and Cathedral to Rotherham Parkgate.

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

Tyne and Wear Metro

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Normal service until 1800 then hourly service on each line until 2300

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Saturday timetable between 0800 and 2000. Sunderland Station will be closed with all services running non-stop.

Sunday 27th December: Sunday timetable

Monday 28th December: Normal timetable without peak time extras

Tuesday 29th and Wednesday 30th December: Normal service

Thursday 31st December: Normal service until 2200 then 30 minute service on each line until 2300

Friday 1st January 2021: No service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

West Midlands Metro

Normal services will run until Wednesday 23rd December

Thursday 24th December: Normal service

Friday 25th December: No service

Saturday 26th December: Sunday service

Sunday 27th December: Normal service

Monday 28th December: Sunday service

Tuesday 29th December and Wednesday 30th December: Normal service

Thursday 31st December: Normal service

Friday 1st January 2021: Sunday service

Normal timetables resume from Saturday 2nd January 2021

And if heritage trams are your thing…

East Anglian Transport Museum

Open on Friday 1st January 2021

Seaton Tramway

Daily until Thursday 24th December: Yellow service in operation

Sunday 27th December 2020 to Sunday 3rd January 2021: Trams running every 30 minutes from Seaton to Colyton

Please check before travelling as late changes may be necessary to the service. If you do travel please take all advice on public transport usage at this time, ensure you wear a face covering and keep your distance from other travellers.

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